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11 human traffickers arrested in Katsina

04 November 2014, 10:14

Katsina - The Katsina State Immigration Command says it has arrested 10 suspected victims of human trafficking and the trafficker at the Kongolam border in the state.

The Comptroller of Immigration in the state, Emmanuel Ogbumuo, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Katsina while briefing newsmen.

Ogbumuo said that the victims were arrested in a bus with Registration No. XC 997 APP.

"Our eagle-eyed patrol officers arrested them at about 5 a.m. at the Kongolam border in Katsina State.''

Also read: Seven human traffickers arrested in Katsina

He said all the suspected victims and the trafficker were found lying or sitting on the floor of the vehicle as it had no seat.

He gave the name of the trafficker as Mohammed Usman, who was arrested while conveying his victims to Niger Republic.

"The victims are between the ages of 24 and 45 and are all Nigerian citizens.

"Four of the victims are from Edo; four from Delta; and two from Ogun,” he said.

-  NAN


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